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murdoch and his son james and rebekah brooks freshly bailed out of jail standing before parliament to present their side of the scandal. for this side of the story, we go to stephanie gosk in london. stephanie, thank you for joining me. >> you're welcome, ezra. nice to be here. >> stephanie, more breaking news out of london and there are reports that the former "news of the world" showbiz reporter and accusing andy colson of hacking phones is found dead. what do you know about this? >> well, a bizarre twist to the story, he became the center of this saying that yes, andy colson knew about the phones hacked and he listened to some of the phones i listened to. he was found dead in his home, and the police are saying that it is not treated as a suspicious death, but they are investigating the cause. another bizarre twist of a day that has seen enough of them already with the resignations of two of the top brass over at scotland yard. ezra. >> and speaking of scotland yard, how have they responded to the resignation of two senior officers in less than 24 hours. that is a high rate? >>
and not willing to do. >> let me read something that david brooks wrote today in "the new york times." he was writing about republicans and primarily house republicans and he said quote, they do not believe in seizing opportunities to make steady messy progress towards conservative goals, but they believe that politics is a cataclysmic struggle and they can remain pure in the faith and in some day their party can win over their foes. >> he is not a conservative, but he is describing the position of some of my colleagues in that, and sometimes in the debates and usually it is off-channel and not in the public debate of how we get to perfection and i hear debates to say don't accept the lesser of two evils which happens in political races as well as in policy decisions. my argument is that we have the take what we can get when we can get it and we have to use the leverage that we have when we the opportunity to do so, and my regret of where we stand today is that we weren't willing to use the leverage of the continuing resolution debate as far as i think that we should have gone, and i'm co
top lieutenants son james murdoch and rebecca brooks have been summoned to parliament to be questioned by mps who are furious of the allegations of phone hacking and the payment of police officers for confidential information. but now, they are not the only ones being investigated. two current and two former metropolitan police officers including andy hayman, a terrorist analysis for msnbc news who i spoke to at the royal wedding were investigated for wrongdoing in a criminal investigation six years ago. with the latest on the escalating scandal, i'm joined by stephanie gosk in london. stephanie, "international news" has not confirmed that mr. brooks and mr. murdoch will not attend the inquiry, and why would they go? >> well, they are not compelled legally to go, and it is not going to be pleasant experience for them. they have serious questions they will have to face, and there is a lot of anger out there we saw today with members of parliament questioning members of scotland yard. but why would they at the end? because murdoch has a business deal pending that is worth billions of dol
on the republican side. david brooks wrote, if the republican party were a normal party, it would take advantage of this amazing moment. it is being offered the deal of the century. trillions of dollars in spending cuts in exchange for a few hundred billion in revenue increases. for now the republican party cannot take the obama deal and he knows it. it has freed him to offer better and better deals giving him credit for compromising, but they can't say yes because of the tax part, but eventually the republicans have to agree to something, and that is where obama's plan might fail his party. after he cut taxes in 19 81, ronald reagan signed three bills attempting to get debt under control, and 88% of the deficit reduction in the bills came from, wait for it, tax increases. if reagan were president today, the tea party would be primarying the gipper. >>> and then in 1990, george h.w. bush struck a deficit deal which was two-thirds spending cuts and one-third tax increases. clinton then signed his deficit deals in '93 and '97 and like bush two-thirds spending to one-third tax increases. when the d
will be held. michael hamlin is director of research and senior policy fellowt ta brookings institute, and he joins us now. michael, we have heard of the iranian arms being used against the american forces in iran, and how do you stop it? is there anything that the administration can do to coerce the iranians to stop supplying arms to insurgents? >> well, it is a great question and serious question, because several hundred americans at a minimum and sol some of your co, the brits, have died at the hands of iranian weaponry. it is a lower number, but now it is rearing its ugly head again. and now iraqi forces have to be the focus there, so if you are focusing on iraq, the border securities are adequate that if president nuri maliki wants to go after the extremists inside of iraq, he can do so and we are encouraged that he did so recently, but after a long delay. that is the answer in iraq. it depends country by country, but in iraq, maliki has to be willing to go after the shia thugs, and he is starting to do so again. >> but what about places in afghanistan where there are stories and continu
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